Two big injuries happened on Friday.  In Richmond, Landen Roupp called for a trainer after he noticeably flinched after a pinch, and left soon thereafter.  And in the DSL, the streaking Rayner Arias left the game early after a play in the outfield.

AAA: Reno 6, Sacramento 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento just fell short in this one.  Down 3-0 early, Sacramento scored two runs off of a Michael Gigliotti 2-run single in the 4th.  The Cats then tied it in the 5th with a Isan Díaz home run.  Díaz would then knock in the team’s only other run with a ground-out in the 9th, but it was too little too late.
  • Second baseman Isan Díaz was 1-for-5 with another home run, his fifth in Sacramento this year and second straight game with one.  As a River Cat, in eight games, he has a .313/.353/.813 batting line with five home runs and a double.
  • Shortstop Dalton Guthrie had the other extra-base hit, going 1-for-5 with a double.  That’s five games for the newest Sacramento River Cat, as he’s 6-for-23, with two doubles, a walk and three strikeouts.  In 22 games at LeHigh Valley, he had a .280/.385/.476 batting line.
  • After I somehow forgot him yesterday, Brett Wisely had another 2-hit day, going 2-for-4.  This was both singles, and in 30 games at Triple-A, Wisely’s batting line sits at .296/.437/.519.
  • Miguel Yajure allowed three runs in 2.1 innings, off of two hits and five walks with four strikeouts.  This was his second game at Sacramento, and he’s got a 7.11 ERA after two starts (6.1 innings).
  • In relief, Tanner Andrews went 2.2 scoreless innings, with two hits and two walks allowed, and four strikeouts.  Andrews has a 4.69 ERA now in 21 appearances at Sacramento with 46 strikeouts to 24 walks in 45.0 innings.

AA: Reading 5, Richmond 3


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond lost due to one big inning.  Richmond scored with a Marco Luciano RBI double in the 1st, and a Logan Wyatt RBI single in the 4th, and finally with a Logan Wyatt double in the 7th.  But in the 8th, a 4-run inning for Reading, highlighted by a 3-run home run, gave them the win.
  • It was an awful end for Landen Roupp, who left the field with trainers after something happened in the 4th inning.  Roupp had struck out seven while allowing just two walks in 3.1 innings.  But with the second batter in the fourth, he came out of his pitch with a hitch in his follow-through, and called the trainer out after one more pitch.  Roupp left, walking okay, and there’s no word on what the injury was.  After 10 starts this season, Roupp has a 1.74 ERA with 42 strikeouts to nine walks.
  • It was a big day for first baseman Logan Wyatt, who went 2-for-4 with a home run.  In nine games at Richmond, Wyatt already has three home runs and two doubles, with a .344/.400/.688 batting line, collecting three walks to seven strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Marco Luciano was 1-for-4 with a double, his 11th of the season.  He continues to bump up his numbers, and now has a .220/.337/.464 batting line on the year. 
  • Right fielder Wade Meckler went 1-for-3 with a walk.  He’s batting .392 in 19 games in Richmond, with a .494 on-base percentage, and has gotten on base by either hit or walk in every one of those 19 games.

High-A: Eugene 9, Everett 2


Eugene Notes:

  • Every batting in the Eugene lineup got at least one hit, as they dominated the AquaSox 9-2.  A Grant McCray leadoff double and a Jared Dupere triple highlighted a 3-run first for Eugene as they took control.  They added a run on a McCray sacrifice fly in the 2nd, and an Aeverson Arteaga 2-run home run in the 3rd, and Eugene was up 6-0 and had easy control of the game.
  • Right fielder Grant McCray went 1-for-2 with a walk, with his 10th double of the season, plus a stolen base.  McCray has hits in each of his last four games, going 7-for-15 with a double and a triple with two steals and four attempts.  He has a .236/.338/.393 batting line.
  • Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga was 1-for-5 with his eighth home run of the season.  Arteaga finishes June with three home runs, and he hit .198/.271/.326 in the month.  He’s got an overall line of .208/.298/.371.
  • Ghordy Santos capped off his month with a 2-for-4 day and a home run.  The home run matches his previous season-high that he set in 64 games at High-A last season.  Santos hit .300/.395/.448 in the month of June, with five doubles, two triples, and three home runs.  Overall, he has nine double, two triples, and three home runs.
  • Left fielder Jared Dupere led the team in hitting, going 3-for-5 with a triple and a double on the season.  Dupere has nine doubles, one triple, and seven home runs in 46 games in High-A.  He has a .266/.325/.451 batting line.
  • Starting pitcher John Bertrand went 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk, while striking out six.  After ten appearances in High-A, he now has a 3.25 ERA with 34 strikeouts and 12 walks in 44.1 innings.
  • Reliever Tyler Myrick had a scoreless 9th inning, allowing two hits and one walk, though he didn’t strike anyone out.  After 25 games, he has a 1.08 ERA, with 24 strikeouts to six walks.  

Low-A: Modesto 9, San Jose 4


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose had a difficult time on Friday, with errors costing them bigtime.  San Jose had a 4-run 2nd inning that gave them a temporary lead, with back-to-back doubles by Anthony Rodriguez and Zach Morgan highlighting it.  But errors led to five unearned runs against starter Manuel Mercedes, which was the difference in the game.
  • Heliot Ramos continued his rehab, playing seven innings and going 1-for-3 on the day.  Ramos is 2-for-9 (.222) with one home run in three games so far.
  • P.J. Hilson replaced Ramos in the 8th, and went 2-for-2 with two singles.  Hilson has three 2-hit games over the last four, going 7-12 (.583) with a double, a triple, and a home run over that span.  His batting average has jumped from .222 to .246 over the small streak.
  • Third baseman Anthony Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with a double, his fifth of the season.  He’s got a line of .222/.284/.383 over 20 games so far this season.
  • Catcher Onil Perez was 1-for-4 with his tenth double of the season.  That matches Perez’s previous season high in doubles set in 2022, in almost the same number of games (47 in 2022, 43 so far in 2023).  He has a batting line of .313/.377/.438.
  • Manuel Mercedes gave up seven runs, but just two earned, in 4.1 innings, off of nine hits and no walks, striking out four.  On the season now, he’s given up thirty total runs, but just 21 were earned.  He has 38 strikeouts to 21 walks.
  • Reliever Tyler Vogel struck out the side without allowing a baserunner in his inning of work.  That lowered his ERA to 3.82 with 39 strikeouts to 18 walks in 30.2 innings.

ACL: ACL Royals 5, ACL Giants Black 2 (7 Innings)


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • Left fielder Guillermo Williamson was 1-for-3 with a double, the only team’s extra-base hits.  Williamson has a .302/.389/.603 batting line through 20 games this summer, with four doubles and five home runs.
  • Center fielder Cesar Quintas was 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.  His batting average actually dropped, as his batting line in 16 games sits at .442/.600/.535.
  • DH Sean Roby’s rehab hit 13 games, with a 1-for-3 day.  His line so far in the ACL is .238/.289/.357 with one triple and one home run.
  • Starting pitcher Luis Bermudez gave up three runs on 5.0 innings, with seven hits and one walk, with four strikeouts.  His ERA sits at 6.20 after five games, with 20 strikeouts to 11 walks.

ACL: ACL D-backs Red 8, ACL Giants Orange 4 (7 Innings)


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • The big hit for the Orange team was by first baseman Javier Francisco, going 2-for-4 with his second home run and first double.  Francisco is just 8-for-44 (.182) over 16 games, but has 12 walks to just 10 strikeouts, and has one double and two home runs, giving him a .357 OBP and a .341 SLG.
  • Third baseman Justin Bench went 1-for-4 with a double of his own.  Through 11 games, he has a .351/.432/.568 batting line with three doubles, one triple, and one home run, with five walks and four strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Melvin Pineda couldn’t get an out, giving up four runs on three walks and a hit.  It was his first game of the season, so his ERA sits at infinity at least for now.

DSL: DSL Giants Black 6, DSL Nationals 4


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • The big news is center fielder Rayner Arias, who suffered an apparent injury after he dove for a ball in the 2nd inning.  Sources indicate he was carted off after an upper body injury.  Obviously, it’s unclear how long he may be out.  He has a batting line of .414/.539/.793 through 16 games, with six doubles, two triples, and four home runs, with 15 walks to 11 strikeouts.
  • Catcher Diego Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double.  Though 14 games, Gonzalez has three doubles and three triples, with a line of .333/.426/.510 with eight walks to seven strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Yojanser Caldera gave up four runs in 3.0 innings, off of five hits and two walks with two strikeouts.  Caldera has a 12.00 ERA after four games, with 10 strikeouts to seven walks in 9.0 innings.

DSL: DSL Mets Orange 8, DSL Giants Orange 6


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Infielder Jhosward Camacho was 2-for-4 with the team’s only home run.  That’s Camacho’s first home run this season, and it matches his total from each of the last two seasons.  His batting line is at .203/.338/.288.
  • First baseman Brayan Ferrer was 2-for-3 with a double, his third of the summer.  Ferrer has a batting line of .220/.353/.293 with three doubles, and eight walks to five strikeouts.  
  • Starting pitcher Brayan Narvaez gave up two runs on five hits, one walk, and one HBP, while striking out two.  He now has 14 strikeouts to two walks in 15.1 innings, sporting a 14.70 ERA.